Will the queen Tigress step up?

first_img2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident LATEST STORIES MOST READ Chism eager to work with Guiao once more China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties But whether UE will have enough depth to deal with a streaking UST side remains to be seen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town That new-found dynamic will be put to the test Saturday when UST battles University of the East at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The drama is expected to get its share of the spotlight from Ateneo, which hopes to bolster its league-leading record against skidding University of the Philippines in the main match.Ateneo closed out its first round on a high, using exciting rallies in each of the first two sets to thwart defending champion and fierce rival La Salle.The Lady Eagles are suddenly heavy favorites over the Lady Maroons, who lost their footing after a 4-0 start.The Lady Warriors, who finally nailed a victory after beating Adamson in the first round, will rely on do-it-all spiker Shaya Adorador when it faces the Tigresses, hoping for a victory that pulls them farther out of the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos No one among Pam Lastimosa, Cherry Rondina, EJ Laure and Ria Meneses wanted to take the lead, Reyes discovered.“Contrary to the idea that everybody is fighting for leadership, in our case, nobody wanted to be the leader,” Reyes told the Inquirer. “Nobody wanted to step up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLately, Reyes said, the Tigresses realized “that they need to rally behind every one of them.” But he still needs someone to step up from his leader-by-committee group.He pointed out the emergence of second-stringer setter Alina Bicar as the linchpin for the Tigresses’ three-game winning streak, saying “she is really stepping up for [starting setter] Alexine Cabanos and for the rest of the team.” UST Golden Tigresses. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNow it can be told: University of Santo Tomas had been encountering leadership crisis during its rough start in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament this season.UST coach Kungfu Reyes bared this much last Friday, saying his wards had a different understanding when it comes to leading the team: Instead of one player from its talented bunch stepping up to the plate, everyone was waiting for that leader to rise on her own.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Timea Babos, of Hungary, in the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The American teenager advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at the Upper Austria Ladies in Linz, Austria. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)LINZ, Austria — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title.The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour since 2004.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees “This is a special moment for me,” Gauff said.And Gauff managed to do it after losing in the last round of qualifying, then moving into the main draw as a “lucky loser” when another player withdrew from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’m still overwhelmed and shocked,” Gauff said, according to the WTA’s website. “I guess it’s crazy to say it’s my first WTA title. This was definitely not on the calendar at the beginning of the year, because I didn’t think I’d have a chance to get in, and now I’m the champion, so it’s crazy.”This week’s run, which including a victory over Kiki Bertens for her initial top-10 win, was the latest impressive performance for Gauff, who is now expected to rise inside the top 75 when the new WTA rankings are released Monday. LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down She was just 313th when Wimbledon began on July 1. That’s where she really burst onto the scene as the youngest qualifier in tournament history, then beat five-time champion Venus Williams along the way to making it all the way to the fourth round.Gauff claimed her first WTA doubles title at Washington in August, pairing with Caty McNally, before getting to the third round in singles at the U.S. Open.Gauff is now the youngest woman to win a WTA singles championship since Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic earned two by the age of 15 years, 5 months in 2004.Ostapenko, who is 22, has been ranked as high as No. 5 and currently is No. 72. She has won two tour-level titles, the first coming at Roland Garros 2½ years ago. ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Imageslast_img read more

Leonora Cottage Hospital facing drug shortage

first_img− regional authorities failed to notify MoHThe Leonora Cottage Hospital, on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) is battling a drug shortage, however;The Leonora Cottage Hospitalregional officials have failed to notify the Public Health Ministry of the issue.The health institution has been without much needed medication for several months, sources at the facility told Guyana Times.This publication was told that doctors have to issue prescriptions to patients so that they can purchase medication which would normally be issued by the hospital’s pharmacy. It was indicated that the hospital is out of basic medications, such as Panadol and antibiotics.Earlier this year, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chairman Julius Faerber voiced concerns over the drug shortage in the region. He related that similar issues are plaguing the West Demerara Regional Hospital and health centres across the region. However, when questioned about the issue as it relates to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis Jaikarran denied having any knowledge of the issue.Meanwhile, Dr George Norton on Wednesday alleged that regional officials failed to notify him of the shortage that is plaguing the Hospital.“I just had a meeting with my Permanent Secretary with the regional authorities; that is the Chairman, the REO and the Regional Health Officer (RHO) of Region Three, and in that meeting I made it known in no uncertain terms that I am not impressed with what is taking place on the regional level. While they have been saying to me that there is no shortage… on the ground, that might not be the case,” he related.The Minister said he was not prepared to deny the claims that there was a drug shortage at the medical facility at Leonora, since similar situations exist across the country.“I might not have had reason to doubt the regional authorities or my officers, but I am beginning to do so because of the frequency which this is being said. There must be some truth in what they are saying in terms of the shortage of drugs because it seems not to be isolated cases,” Dr Norton related.Earlier this week, Norton indicated that the change in the procurement system is probably the likely cause for the drug shortages being experienced at certain public health facilities across Guyana.Meanwhile, addressing the issue of patients having to purchase medication, Dr Norton explained that it is not the duty of the patient to procure the necessary medication, but rather, the responsibility of the Hospital administrator.“What would be interesting, and this has been happening in some hospitals… rather than giving the patients the prescription, if the doctor should speak to whoever is in charge of that institution, then that institution should be responsible for getting that medication rather than the patient. There should be no reason why a patient should have a prescription. If you take that prescription, and take it to the Hospital Administrator, then the Hospital Administrator would have to get it. They would be forced to go and get it for the patient,” the Minister stated.He vowed that he would be investigating the matter and putting measures in place to combat the issue.last_img read more

Woods sorry after arrest, says alcohol was not involved

first_imgWoods, 41, was arrested by police near his home in Jupiter, Florida, around 3:00 am (0700 GMT) before his release later Monday after being charged with driving under the influence.A police mugshot of Woods looking bleary-eyed and unshaven rapidly went viral, underscoring the protracted fall from grace which has befallen the superstar athlete once renowned as a clean-living, corporate pitchman.“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in a statement quoted by US media outlets, which stressed that “alcohol was not involved.”“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” Woods said.“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.”The TMZ.com entertainment news website had earlier cited law enforcement sources as saying that Woods was stopped after being spotted “driving erratically, all over the road.” The website said the golfer refused to blow into a breathalyzer.The arrest is the latest gloomy episode to hit Woods, who once towered over his sport before being engulfed by turmoil in his private life and a series of debilitating injuries.Woods hasn’t played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain.He had spinal fusion surgery on April 20 — his fourth surgery in three years to treat his troublesome back which has limited him to three tournament starts worldwide in the past two years.– Personal life torment –Woods wrote on his website last week that since his latest procedure he was feeling better than he had in years and remained committed to returning to competitive golf.“My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse,” Woods wrote.“I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry. But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”Woods made his comeback in December after missing all of the 2015-16 season.But his return quickly ran aground as he withdrew from the PGA Tour event in Los Angeles in February, the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.He even cancelled a planned press conference at the Los Angeles tournament saying doctors had advised him to “limit all activities”.He pulled out of the Masters in early April, missing the first major of the year on the 20th anniversary of his epic 1997 victory at Augusta National that marked his first major title and signalled a new era in the game.Woods, once widely expected to surpass Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships, hasn’t won a grand slam title since the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines.Injuries haven’t been the only disruptions to his on-course career.In November of 2009 a car accident outside his Florida home led to revelations of a series of infidelities that wrecked his marriage. He later went to rehabilitation after the accident, reportedly for sex addiction.Amid the lurid tabloid headlines, Woods took a break from professional golf that lasted until the 2010 Masters.Woods chances of overhauling Nicklaus’s tally of 18 majors look remote. He has not featured in a major since the 2015 PGA Championship, when he missed the cut. He also missed the cut in that year’s British and US Opens.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tiger Woods says he had a bad reaction to prescription medication and that alcohol was not involved when he was arrested for driving under the influence © Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office/AFP / HandoutMIAMI, United States, May 30 – Golf superstar Tiger Woods was charged with driving under the influence by police in Florida on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to the former world number one as he struggles to resurrect his career.The 14-time major champion blamed his arrest on a reaction to a mixture of prescription medication he has been taking, insisting in an apology to fans that alcohol was not involved in the incident.last_img read more

Blow for Simbas as Kopondo out of Kampala trip

first_imgHowever, there were five new blood in the squad that comprised of Patrick Ouko, Malcolm Onsando , Andrew Chogo, Xavier Bett and Joseph Odero of Kabras.Also in the squad are Jacob Ojee (KCB), Peter Karia (KCB), Vincent Mose (Impala), Curtis Lilako (KCB), Tony Onyango (Homeboyz) and Martin Owilah (KCB).The Elgon Cup return leg will be played on July 7 in Nairobi and will double as Africa Gold Cup. Kenya won the 2017 Elgon Cup with an aggregate of 56-51 victory courtesy of first leg’s 23-18 win in Kampala and a 33-33 draw in Nairobi.The 2019 World Cup qualifiers for Africa region will be played in a round robin format with the top team after five rounds getting the sole ticket.Kenya opens their campaign away to Morocco on June 23 before hosting Zimbabwe and Uganda in Nairobi on June 30 and July 7 respectively.There will be a one-month break to pave way for Sevens World Cup before the qualifiers resume for the last two rounds when Kenya will take on Tunisia on Saturday August 11 at home and head to Namibia for the final game on Saturday August 18.Namibia won the qualifiers in 2014 to head to the World Cup. Runner up in the 2018 edition will head to a four-team global repechage.The four repechage teams will play a round-robin to decide which country will draw into Pool B in Japan with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Africa 1.Both Kenya and Uganda dropped a position each, to 30 and 35 respectively, in the latest World Rugby Rankings released on Monday 21 May 2018.The positional drops for the neighboring foes were directly necessitated by weekend wins by Chile and Lithuania who were some of the winners at the weekend.With Kenya and Uganda facing off before the next rankings release, Kenya has a chance of rising or Uganda can reduce the gap between them and their East Africa rivals.Both Men’s and Women’s World Rugby Rankings are calculated using a ‘Points Exchange’ system, in which sides take points off each other based on the match result. Whatever one side gains, the other loses.Full squadPatrick Ouko*(Homeboyz), Philip Ikambili (Homeboyz), Joseph Odero* (Kabras), Malcolm Onsando* (Quins), Oliver Mang’eni (KCB), George Nyambua (Kabras), Elkeans Musonye (Strathmore), Tony Onyango (Homeboyz), Martin Owilah (KCB), Samson Onsomu (Impala), Isaac Adimo (Quins), Leo Seje (Impala), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Darwin Mukidza, Jacob Ojee (KCB), Peter Karia (KCB), Vincent Mose (Impala), Curtis Lilako (KCB), Andrew Chogo* (Kabras), Davis Chenge (KCB), Xavier Bett* (Impala), Biko Adema (Nondies), Oscar Simiyu (KCB)Management: Ian Snook (Head Coach), Murray Roulston (Assistant Coach), Dominique Habimana (Forwards Coach), Richard Ochieng (Conditioning Coach), Christopher Makachia (Physio), Simiyu Wangila (Team Manager)-By Raga House-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya skipper Wilson Kopondo in action during an international test match against Germany at the RFUEA ground on May 27, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – The national 15s team has been dealt with a major blow after illness ruled out experienced captain Wilson Kopondo out of the opening season assignment away in Kampala against Uganda in the first leg of the Elgon Cup on Saturday.This was confirmed by head coach Ian Snook who named his squad on Tuesday morning, comprising of regulars Darwin Mukidza from KCB and will be skippered by Davis Chenge assisted by Samson Onsomu.last_img read more


first_imgThere was huge excitement in Letterkenny’s Cottage Bar over the weekend following a surprise engagement.Champagne flowed as Aoife McGonigle celebrated her engagement to Shane McGlade.Aoife, the daughter of the very young looking Martin and Theresa McGonigle, got the shock of her life recently went Shane went down on bended knee. He picked the very romantic setting of the Trevi Fountain in Rome as the backdrop to the romantic gesture.And of course Aoife said yes!The happy couple were surrounded by family and friends including Aoife’s aunt Tricia and uncle Packie McGinley as they toasted the engagement.There was just one downside to the evening though. Aunt Tricia still cant decide if she is going to wear a hat or not!Plenty of time before that small detail.Congratulations to all from Donegaldaily.com.   CHAMPAGNE FLOWS AS AOIFE SAYS YES! was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aoife McGonigleengagementShane McGladeThe Cottage Barlast_img read more

Recall candidates beef up coffers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The recall targets Mayor Gary Taylor and Councilman Jay Imperial, who have supported the Wal-Mart Supercenter being built on Walnut Grove Avenue. The center is opposed by Save Our Community. Taylor and Imperial have not started campaign committees of their own, said City Clerk Nina Castruita. But a group they are affiliated with, No on the Recall, has raised $1,550. None of that money has been spent, according to state-mandated campaign finance records. Steven Ly, a spokesman for Taylor and Imperial, did not return calls seeking comment. The one group not officially affiliated with any candidate, Wal-Mart-sponsored Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall, raised the most money in July: a total of $25,000, all coming from Wal-Mart. The committee also has spent more than any candidate, pumping $71,369 into mailers, campaign literature, signs, office space and legal services in July alone. Despite the results of her substantial fundraising – most of which came from individuals contributing $100 to $200 – Low said she knows she is no match financially for the retail giant. “No matter how much I raise, I probably can’t beat what Wal-Mart is going to put in,” said Low, a 44-year-old software manager for Raytheon. “All I can do is do my best, connect with my supporters, who have been very enthusiastic. My plan is really to use the money very wisely, to inform voters what is happening in the city.” Low, who also received a $1,000 donation from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770, plans to get her message out through mailers and phone banking, as well as walking the community. Download: No on Rosemead Recall (3MB PDF) Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall (24.8MB PDF) Polly Low for Rosemead (38.7MB PDF) Friends of Victor Ruiz (1.4MB PDF) Gary Taylor (726KB PDF) Friends of Jim Clouet (924KB PDF) ROSEMEAD – Polly Low leads all candidates in fundraising for the Sept. 19 recall election, though candidate Jim Clouet has the most cash on hand, according to documents filed with the Rosemead City Clerk’s office. Low raised $16,822 in July, giving her a total of $22,407. She was followed by candidate Victor Ruiz, who raised $2,328 during the same period, for a total of $8,378 in his campaign war chest. Clouet only raised $50 of his total of $4,350 in July, but had $32,032 in cash left over, mostly as a result of taking out a $50,000 loan against his home to fund his campaign. By comparison, Low has $7,924 in cash left over, while Ruiz has about $4,600. Both candidates are supported by Save Our Community, the grass- roots organization that put the recall on the ballot. Like Low, Ruiz said all his precinct walkers, including himself, are volunteering their time. “We are not getting paid,” said Ruiz, 53, a civil engineering technician. He said Wal-Mart is hiring precinct walkers at $13 an hour to get its anti-recall message out to the public. Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin McCall could not confirm whether Wal-Mart is paying for precinct walkers. Clouet, who is not supported by Save Our Community, said the risk he took in refinancing his house is worth it to improve his city. “I loaned myself $50,000 at the beginning of the campaign, so I think my level of stress is a little bigger than most,” said Clouet. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSCHOOL PRINCIPALS in Donegal have been told to cut holidays to make up for closures during the Big Chill.That means some Christmas holidays as well as mid-term breaks and Easter breaks will be cut back.This is bad news for parents and kids who may have already booked holidays next year. But the Department of Education is taking a tough stance and has asked schools to consider cutting their holidays short to make up for days lost because of the weather.The department has suggested schools could look at the possibility of returning early after Christmas or shortening the February mid-term break or the Easter holidays.It would mean the department changing current rules on school holidays and when they are taken.Dozens of schools are closed again across Donegal today with school buses also cancelled. DONEGAL SCHOOLS TOLD: CUT HOLIDAYS TO MAKE UP FOR SNOW CRISIS was last modified: December 21st, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cup derby with Hibs provides incentive for Jamie Walker’s return

first_imgHe said: “I don’t think the bragging rights are there. The bragging rights were we got promoted, which was the objective at the start of the season.“There’s been quite a change around in our team, a few players moving on and a few players coming in.It’s going to be a new experience for these guys and they’ll understand how big a game it is and how important it is for the club. It’s a great draw, I’m really pleased with it.” “For the other guys it’s a case of trying to stay in the team or try to get into the team.”Neilson admitted being paired with their city rivals was the talk of Riccarton this morning and he is looking forward to another sell-out in Gorgie after knocking out Aberdeen in the last round.In last season’s Scottish Championship Hearts gained one win and two draws against Alan Stubbs’ men before the Easter Road side won the final meeting of the campaign.Despite that result the Hearts coach doesn’t believe Hibs hold the bragging rights in the capital. Robbie Neilson believes Hearts’ Scottish Cup derby with Hibernian provides the perfect incentive for Jamie Walker to return to fitness and the Tynecastle first-team.The 22-year-old has returned to light training and is set to be back in action towards the end of the month, weeks before the cup clash on February 6 or 7.Winger Walker has been out of action since the end of October after knee surgery and Neilson expects every member of his squad to be desperate for a place in the starting eleven.He said: “We’ve had Jamie Walker out for a wee priod now but this is a huge incentive to get himself fit again and back in the team.last_img read more

Tourlestrane survive DRP scare to reach semi-finals

first_imgDefending champions Tourlestrane are through to the Belry Sligo senior football championship semi-finals – but only after surviving a scare from a gallant Drumcliffe/Rosses Point side at Scarden in Saturday evening’s quarter-final.Tourlestrane won in the end on a final scoreline of 2-9 to 1-6.The holders were pushed all the way by the north Sligo side in wet and windy conditions.Drumcliffe/Rosses Point led 1-3 to 0-3 in a low-scoring first half with Cian Lally finding the net for DRP and Tourlestrane guilty of a succession of first half wides despite a good spell of possession in the opening quarter.However, a couple of key substitutions and two second-half goals helped turn the contest the holders way.The result was in doubt right up to the end of normal time with just two points between the teams. But in added time, Tourlestrane added 1-1 to seal the win by six points.The remaining three quarter-finals take place on Sunday.At Kilcoyne Park in Tubbercurry, Eastern Harps preserved their senior championship status for 2020 with a 0-14 to 0-10 win against St Molaise Gaels.Saturday’s Belfry SFC quarter-final resultTourlestrane 2-9 Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 1-6SFC Relegation finalEastern Harps 0-14 St Molaise Gaels 0-10last_img read more